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OCTOBER 25, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 16

C O V E R   S T O R Y
Pakistan: Return of the Generals
The army ends the country's decade-long experiment in democracy, ousting a discredited civilian government but remaining quiet about its own plans to rule

In Command: The coup leader is a man of action
Viewpoint: The army must give way to civilians quickly


A S I A
INDONESIA: Cloudy Forecast
A bout of hard-nosed politicking has thrown open the race for president to a wide spectrum of possibilities
Interview: Amien Rais analyzes the free-for-all

CHINA: The Next Generation
The men who will lead the country in the 21st century are technocrats, not revolutionaries like Mao and Deng
Crash and Burn: Many have stumbled on the way up

INDIA: Who Needs Stability?
An era of coalition politics could be good for the nation




T H E   A R T S
CINEMA: Sin and Skin
Two South Korean films talk sex intelligently

BOOKS: Pastor of the Revolution
A biography of Bishop Belo depicts a reluctant East Timorese hero

E N D   P A G E S
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TRAVEL WATCH: Offbeat Onsen Offer Tradition with a Twist



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